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The U.S. Access Board’s Technical Assistance phone number is now 202-272-0080 extension 3.

(Proposed) Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines

Additional Resources

Accessible Sidewalks Video Series

The Access Board developed a four-part video to illustrate access issues and considerations with accessible sidewalks. The DVD version is no longer available, but the following links provide digital versions.

Program 1: Pedestrians Who Use Wheelchairs
Program 2: Pedestrians Who Have Ambulatory Impairments
Program 3: Pedestrians Who Have Low Vision
Program 4: Pedestrians Who Are Blind

Further Information

Further guidance on accessible public rights-of-way is available from the Access Board at 1-202-272-0080 (voice/TTY) or

Other Resources

  • Department of Transportation 1-888-446-4511 (voice/relay)
  • FHWA memorandum on compliance with detectable warning requirements (May 2002)
  • Department of Justice 1-800-514-0301 (voice), 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)
  • Accessible Design for the Blind 1-978-838-2307

Technical Assistance

Contact the Access Board for assistance on these guidelines